Formula 1 CEO Stefano Dominici believes Formula 1 teams and their GP stars will welcome the idea of running a sprint race on Saturday instead of classic qualifying on selected racing weekends.
At the most recent meeting of the F1 Commission, Formula 1 teams originally voted in favor of the idea of trying a new weekend format on race weekends in Monza, Montreal and Sao Paulo, which provides for a sprint race on Saturday . More than 100 km instead of the classic final training, resulting in a starting grid for GPs.
Details are currently being discussed, with a final decision to be made before the start of the season on March 28, and new Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenical, who took over major class rule from Chase Carry at the beginning of the year, “great response” Delighted with what they have received so far from teams and drivers on this matter.
«The idea that we have presented – and which I think has been very well received by everyone in the game – is that we will try to find a solution that qualifies us on Friday and a sprint race on Saturday. “Which in turn determines the initial order for the race on Sunday,” he said at the Liberty Media Investors Conference this week.
The former Ferrari team boss is certain that this change will bring positive results. “It creates a thrill and gives us a wonderful weekend that will be beneficial for all,” said the 55-year-old Italian.
But not all GP stars are so convinced about the idea, for example, Ferrari pair Charles Lecler and Carlos Sainz, expressed concern, and Red Bull Racing star Max Verstappen also said last week: “It’s not necessary That’s more about hosting races, I like to run which is 1.5 hours. You need good cars that allow for close pairings and more teams that can fight for the win, then we get to race sprints. is not needed. “
And his new teammate Sergio Perez warned: “We have to be careful and make sure that Formula 1 conserves its DNA, because that’s the most important thing to me. It’s a very fine line.”
Provisional formula 1 calendar 2021
2 March: Mercedes (Internet)
March 2: Alpine (Internet)
March 3: Aston Martin (Internet)
March 4: Haas (Internet)
March 5: Williams (Internet)
March 10: Ferrari Auto (Internet)
12-14 March in Bahrain
March 28: Sakhir, Bahrain
18. April: Imola, Italian
02. Mai: Portimo, Portugal
09. May: Barcelona, Spain
23. Never: Monte Carlo, Monaco
June 6: Baku, Azerbaijan
13. June: Montreal, Canada
27 June: Le Castellet, France
4 July: Spielberg, Austria
18 July: Silverstone, Great Britain
August 01: Budapest, Hungary
29 August: Spa, Belgium
5 September: Zandovort, Netherlands
12. September: Monza, Italian
26 September: Sochi, Russia
03 October: Singapore, Singapore
October 10: Suzuka, Japan
October 24: Austin, USA
October 31: Mexico City, Mexico
07. November: Sao Paulo, Brasilin
21. November: Melbourne, Australian
5 December: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
12. Dezember: Yes Marina, Abu Dhabi